CHILDREN’S AUTHOR

Jacqui Shepherd

Hello and welcome to my website. If you want to get to know me and find out more about the books I’ve written, am currently writing, and much more, you’ve come to the right place!

CHILDREN’S AUTHOR

Jacqui Shepherd

Hello and welcome to my website. If you want to get to know me and find out more about the books I’ve written, am currently writing, and much more, you’ve come to the right place!

Featured Books

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These stories aim to entertain, encourage and empower. They include lessons such as the importance of forgiveness, good manners, patience, gratitude, self-acceptance, learning from mistakes and much, much more. I created them as series but each book is a stand-alone story, and can be bought separately. Don’t miss out, get them all!

Ozzy the octopus

Ozzy the octopus is an entertaining story about making mistakes.

Tagu the turtle

Tagu the turtle is an entertaining story about being good to your friends.

Dis-cow-very

Dis-cow-very is about Molly the cow who wants to leave the farm she lives on to go exploring and discover things. 

For-goat-ten

For-goat-ten is about Roxi the goat who thinks she has been left behind and forgotten. 

About Jacqui

Jacqui Shepherd, children’s author, was born in Zimbabwe, started her schooling years in England and now resides in South Africa. As a child she loved Winnie the Pooh stories and books by Dr Seuss. She is a big Roald Dahl fan. Jacqui inherited her storytelling talent from her father and first began creating her own stories to amuse her four children. Although Jacqui’s children are now grown up and making their own way in the world, they remain her inspiration. Besides being entertaining, many of Jacqui’s stories have important lessons, which help to instil values and attitudes that help children in their daily lives. Jacqui believes that it is important to read to a child and to teach a child to love reading.

She is in full agreement with the famous Dr Seuss quote:

You are never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.

What I am busy with

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I have some new series ready and I’m currently looking for the perfect publisher to produce them. I’m also writing some individual books that are fun, entertaining and have a feel-good element. I plan to self-publish some of these individual books through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing. I have many more stories playing around in my mind, just waiting to be written down and brought to life. What will my next story be about? Your guess is as good as mine, but I can hardly wait to find out.

Where do stories really come from?

Reading takes the reader on a wonderful adventure, opening up a world of possibilities. Writing maps out the adventure and creates the possibilities. I have been asked numerous questions about how I write my stories. To be completely honest my creative process varies....

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Your Best is Good Enough

Too often I have seen children storm off the sports field or tear up their precious artwork in tears of frustration. Children sometimes put unrealistic pressure on themselves. Often a fear of not being the best, or even not being good enough stops them from even...

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Oops … I made a mistake!

“If at first you don't succeed try, try, try again!” – William Edward Hickson. Mistakes are a part of life. We all make mistakes. Sometimes little ones, sometimes big ones. How we deal with our mistakes is what makes the difference. I believe a mistake should be seen...

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Hope will see you through

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” – Desmond Tutu. To hope is really to expect. When we experience difficult times, hope is what gets us through. It is hope that carries us through disappointments, challenges, heartache and...

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How I became a children’s book writer

I had my four amazing children in the short space of three years. The first, my son Danny, was born in 1995; my fraternal twin daughters, Jaclyn and Kristen, were born in 1996; and my younger son, Lance, was born in 1998. To say I had my hands full is a gross...

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